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Samuel Aaron Byrd

Samuel Aaron Byrd

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  • Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Law ...
  • Tennessee
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Biography

COVID-19 Notice - Our firm has been working remotely for years. We have not missed a beat. We are still processing family law cases, having hearings via video conference, and settling and finalizing cases every day.

Do you want to get a divorce, separation, or child custody plan without going through a nasty and public court battle? Are you parent or family member trying to protect children from the dangers of physical and/or substance abuse?

We can help you:
* Reduce the conflict, cost & duration of the legal process

* Avoid hurt driven decisions that you will pay for financially & emotionally for years to come

* Protect & nurture your children through the process & changes to come


Family law cases, especially those involving children, are never "win or lose." Moreover, research and experience has shown that when a family law case goes to trial, the real loser is the children.

We help divorcing and separating parents - and other family members seeking custody of related children - achieve long-term positive results for themselves and their children without a nasty and public court battle negotiating reasonable solutions to family problems using our trial experience and negotiation skills.

Call now to start resolving family conflict without a nasty courtroom battle.

*** NOTICE ABOUT SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES***
We can use the power of court orders to protect you and/or children from the dangers of physical abuse, substance abuse, and criminal behavior.

Education
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
J.D. (2012) | Law
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University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
B.S. (2009) | Legal Studies
Honors: Suma Cum Laude
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Professional Experience
Owner
Law Office of Sam Byrd
- Current
Paralegal
Law Office of Mitchell Byrd
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Paralegal and research assistant for my father, Mitchell Byrd (deceased 1950-2011).
Infantry
United States Marine Corps
2/7 Weapons Company stationed at 29 Palms, California, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center
Publications
Articles & Publications
Legal Answers
Avvo
Speaking Engagements
Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice
University of Tennessee - Chattanooga
Certifications
Trial Skills
National College of DUI Defense
Trial Skills
National College of DUI Defense
Awards
Rising Star in Divorce & Family Law
Tennessee SuperLawyers
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.
Rising Star in Divorce & Family Law
Tennessee SuperLawyers
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.
Rising Star in Divorce & Family Law
Tennessee SuperLawyers
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.
Rising Star in Divorce & Family Law
Tennessee SuperLawyers
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.
Rising Star in Divorce & Family Law
Tennessee SuperLawyers
Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Top 40 Under 40
The National Trial Lawyers
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Tennessee
Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee
ID Number: 031053
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Mastercard, PayPal Credit
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Fair Flat Fees for Services.
Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Custody
  • Father's Rights
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Can I move to another state, at my will, if my ex is keeping our kids and I provide child support. Live in TN
A: If there is currently a divorce action pending you should seek permission from the court if you cannot work out an agreed parenting schedule for the children that provides for specifics about when you and your kids spend time together. That said, you can move without an agreement but the court may hold that against you if it is ultimately required to make a decision on the parenting schedule if you and the other parent can't agree. You don't need the other parents permission to move without the children, or the courts - they cant keep you here (but can keep the kids here). Just to work out a parenting schedule by agreement or by court order.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of Sam Byrd Website
Contact & Map
3828 Dayton Blvd
Chattanooga, TN 37415
Telephone: (423) 304-6827
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed